Best of Breed 2015

online-942408_1280Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 classified in 30 categories under 4 main headings

A – Instructional tools
B – Content tools
C – Social tools
D – Personal tools

The (number) is the position of the tool on the list.

(If you’d like to find out even more about these tools, then the 2015 Guidebook will be available shortly


A – INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS

1 – Course authoring tools

Articulate Storyline (26)  |  Camtasia (31)  | Adobe Captivate (38)  |  iSpring Suite (41)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Udutu (53)  |
Sway (70)  |  Easygenerator (90)  | Lectora Inspire (91)  |  SoftChalk (98)

2 – Quizzing, survey and data collection tools

Google Forms (4)  | SurveyMonkey (64)  |  Quizlet (69)

3 – Course management/course networking platforms

Moodle (15)  |  Canvas (37)  |  Edmodo (39)  |  Schoology (61)  |  Blackboard Learn (95)

4 – MOOC platforms

Khan Academy (33)  |  Coursera (44)  |  iTunesU (75)  |  Udemy (87)  |  edX (99)


B – CONTENT TOOLS

5 – Documentation tools

Google Docs (4) |  Word (30)  |  Adobe Acrobat DC (94)  |  Wordle (96)

6 – Presentation tools

Google Slides (4)  |  PowerPoint (5)  |  Prezi (11)  |  Slideshare (20)  |  Keynote (55)  |  Haiku Deck (92)

7 – Spreadsheeting tools

Google Sheets (4)  |  Excel (56)

8 – Animation tools

PowToon (19)  |  Explain Everything (47)  |  Videoscribe (48)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  GoAnimate (63)

9 – Video hosting and editing tools

YouTube (2)  |  TED Talks & TED Ed (35)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Vimeo (71)  |  iMovie (76)  |  MovieMaker (78)  |
EDpuzzle (85)

10 – Screencapture tools

Snagit (24)  |  Jing (57)

11 – Screencasting tools

Snagit (24)  |  Screencast-o-matic (27)  |   Camtasia (31)  |  Adobe Captivate (38)  |  Jing (57)

12 – Graphics/infographics tools

Canva (81)  | Piktochart (93)

13 – Photo/imaging tools

Adobe Photoshop (58)  | Instagram (73)  |  ThingLink (89)

14 – Audio tools

Audacity (25)

15 – Blogging and website tools

WordPress (8)  |  Blogger (18)  |  Google Sites (68)


C – SOCIAL TOOLS

16 – Email clients

Gmail (52)  |  Outlook (62)

17 – Messaging apps

Skype (9)  |  WhatsApp (21)

18 – Audience response tools

Kahoot (17)  |  Socrative (32)  |  Nearpod (50)  |  Poll Everywhere (79)  |  TodaysMeet (88)  |  Mentimeter (97)

19 – Webinar/meeting tools

Skype (9)  |  Google Hangouts (23)  |  Adobe Connect (34)  |  WebEx (72)  |  Blackboard Collaborate (77)

20 – Collaboration and team tools

Google Docs/Drive (4)  |  Padlet (29)  |  Trello (82)  |  Slack (83)

21 – File sharing tools

Google Drive (4)  |  Dropbox (6)

22 – Enterprise social platforms

Yammer (28)  |  SharePoint (45)  |  Google Apps (59)

23 – Public social networks

Twitter (1)  |  Facebook (7)  |  LinkedIn (14)  |  Google+ (40)


D – PERSONAL TOOLS

24 – Search and research tools

Google Search (3)  |  Wikipedia (12)  |  Google Scholar (43)

25 – Social bookmarking and curation tools

Pinterest (13)  |  Diigo (42) |  Scoopit {60)  |  Flipboard (86)  |  Delicious (100)

26 – Note-taking tools

Evernote (10)  |  OneNote (46)  |  Notability (67)

27 – Web browsers

Google Chrome (22)  |  Firefox (74)

28 – Personal readers, players and dashboards

Feedly (36)  | Kindle & Reader App (65)  |iTunes (75)  |  Tweetdeck (80)

29 – Other personal productivity tools

Pocket (49)  |  Google Translate (54)  |  Google Maps (56)  |  IFTTT (84)

30 – Devices & Apps

iPad & Apps (18)  |  Kindle & Reader App (65)